State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families. Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map Ohio Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Not Tax-Friendly The state income tax burden in Ohio is reasonably light, with a top tax bracket of 5%. But watch out for municipal income taxes, as these can run as high as 3%. Property taxes in the Buckeye State lean high, too. Income Tax Range Low: 2.85% (on taxable income from $22,150 to $44,250)High: High: 4.797% (on taxable income over $221,300).Cities and school districts in Ohio can also impose local income taxes. Sales Tax 5.75% state levy. Localities can add as much as 2.25%, and the average combined rate is 7.23%, according to the Tax Foundation.Groceries: ExemptClothing: TaxableMotor Vehicles: TaxablePrescription Drugs: Exempt Real Property Taxes In Ohio, the median property tax rate is $1,478 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 38.51¢ per gallon. Diesel: 47.01¢ per gallon. Sin Taxes Cigarettes: $1.60 per pack (additional $0.35 per pack in Cuyahoga County)Cigars: 17% of the wholesale price with a cap of $0.53 per cigarLittle cigars: 37% of the wholesale priceChewing tobacco: 17% of the wholesale priceSnuff: 17% of the wholesale priceVapor products: $0.10 per mlBeer: $0.18 per gallonWine: $0.32 per gallon ($1.50 if sparkling)Liquor: $9.83 per gallonLiquor tax is an estimate by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and published by the Tax Foundation. Cuyahoga County has additional excise taxes on all alcohol. Annual Car Taxes and Fees No annual vehicle tax or fee is imposed. Estate and Inheritance Taxes No estate or inheritance tax.